What if you had only two weeks out of the year to enjoy the Outer Banks? Many OBX followers are faced with this dilemma, but 25 years ago, Biff Jennings, owner of Shooters at the Beach, decided two weeks was not enough. After deciding that living in the Outer Banks was the dream he would pursue, Biff opened his photography business in Nags Head and has made a career of capturing the Outer Banks dream through photography.
Shooters at the Beach specializes in creating unique wedding photography, almost exclusively on location throughout the Outer Banks. With years of photography experience on the Outer Banks, Biff and his staff know how and where to capture the unique features of the area. Understanding how to capture the perfect sunset, or how to utilize the elements to the photographer's advantage, has allowed Shooters at the Beach to create wedding photography that captures the beautiful emotions experienced during a wedding. Biff's role, as he defines it, is to record the event as it happens, to capture the moments that unfold.
Sound Advice: A benefit to hiring a professional photographer, especially one with extensive experience in an unique area such as the Outer Banks, is the foresight to assess the wedding environment to optimize the photo opportunities. For example, the simple of act of determining where the bride will stand during the ceremony, in relation to how the wind is blowing that day, might lead the photographer to speak with the officiant and possibly adjust the couples position to avoid the bride battling a veil that wants to blow across her face throughout the ceremony.
Biff recommends that brides, coming to the Outer Banks, embrace the "island experience." Although, timelines and programs allow the ceremony to proceed in an orderly fashion, Biff reminds wedding couples to relax, enjoy their family and friends, and to go with the flow of the island. This advice is especially vital for the couple that wants to capture a particular photo for their day. When the sun breaks through the clouds, be prepared to listen to your experienced photographer and head to the perfect location for the perfect photo. Allow the emotion of the day and the joy of being with your friends and family in an exquisite location, to set the tone of your perfect destination wedding.